Scarps are to account for a quarter of the UK market this year, says Legal & General

UK investors are more prepared to take an element of risk in return for higher yields, according to UK market participants

UK investors more inclined to take risks

In 2009, structured capital-at-risk products (Scarps) accounted for around a fifth of the total structured products market, according to Legal & General. “This year Scarps could capture a quarter of the market or perhaps higher,” says James Harrington, head of business development at Legal & General in London.

This month has seen Legal & General, Gilliat Financial Solutions, Morgan Stanley and Santander issuing a series of Scarps FTSE-linked growth and income products.

“This is incremental to

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